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KINGSTON, R.I.—The Minnesota women's basketball team won its first road game of the season Monday, Nov. 13, beating Rhode Island, 82-60. Kenisha Bell had a double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Bell carried the Gophers in the first half with 13 points and six rebounds. She shot 10-of-18 from the free throw line. Leading just 34-28 at halftime, the Gophers outscored the Rams 48-32 in the second half to pull away.
ST. PAUL — Changes are starting days after two Minnesota legislators were accused of sexual harassment. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced Monday, Nov. 13, that it will require candidates receiving party support to take sexual harassment and workplace conduct training. And Gov. Mark Dayton, who has asked that both lawmakers resign, ordered a review of all state policies on sexual harassment and assault.
MENAHGA, Minn. -- Two men have been found shot to death inside a residence in Menahga. The Menahga Police Department and Wadena County Sheriff's Office found the men after responding to a 911 call at 12:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Names of the victims have not been released. Authorities have not said what led up to the deaths, but do not believe there is any risk to the public, the sheriff’s office said. The Menahga Police Department, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau Criminal Apprehension are investigating.
RED LAKE, Minn. — Two Red Lake fishermen missing since Monday, Nov. 6, were not found by searchers Friday. According to a post on the Red Lake Police Department's Facebook page, officials were not able to use cadaver dogs in deeper bodies of water as planned Friday because of shifting ice and inconsistent ice thickness. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety, the Red Lake Fire Department and assisting agencies, along with volunteers and family members, continued to search wooded and shoreline areas between "first" and "third" bridge areas.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A deer farm in Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota continues on quarantine for chronic wasting disease, while no further infected cases were found in the most recent batch of tests.
RED LAKE, Minn. —Rescuers braved windy conditions and below-freezing temperatures Thursday during the fourth day of searches for two fishermen who disappeared on Lower Red Lake on Monday. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday it would halt water searches, as the lake had begun to freeze. Ground and air searches continued.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 38-year-old Shakopee, Minn., woman, formerly of Warwick, N.D., is facing a charge of being an accomplice to murder, a Class AA felony. Crystal Herman is in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown. According to court documents filed in Southeast District Court, Herman is charged with assisting her husband, Billy Herman, to kidnap Amanda Engst, 36, on or about Oct. 13, 2015.
HINES, Minn. — A Hines man died in a home explosion and fire early Thursday, Nov. 9, in Hines Township, according to a press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a call at about 3:39 a.m. and neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion and a residence engulfed in flames in the 18200 block of Lookout Tower Road in Hines Township, the release said. Hines Township is about 20 miles northeast of Bemidji, Minn.
RED LAKE, Minn. -- A third day of searches showed no sign of two Red Lake fishermen who went missing Monday after their boat capsized on Lower Red Lake in far northwest Minnesota. Searchers spent most of the day Wednesday looking for Deland Beaulieu, 29, and a 17-year-old boy, who were on the Red Lake Fisheries boat when it flipped. A post on the Red Lake Tribal Council’s Facebook page made late Wednesday afternoon said that the search had been called off for the day because of poor weather conditions. Beaulieu and the juvenile disappeared at about 3:43 p.m.
HASTINGS, Minn. — One of Hastings’ largest retailers is closing and it appears to be among a few in the region destined to shutter. The Target store in Hastings will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. Raway said the store’s closure was announced to employees Monday, Nov. 6. The store will remain open until Feb. 3.